Holst: Hymn of Jesus & Egdon Heath (CD)

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BBC & London Philharmonic Orchestras, Sir Adrian Boult

“(Hymn) a fine and vital performance that vividly conveys the exultant and the mystical nature … Egdon Heath is unforgettable: often frightening and desolate, here and there calm and serene, but never sun-lit. Holst did indeed find in Hardy’s description a map of his soul … I cannot imagine a better performance than this one” (Folksongs) “all these settings are beautiful and are sung with warm tone and blend. The collection ends with the finest song of all, This have I done for my true love, an original piece that ranks with any short unaccompanied choral work by any composer. The recording … is first-rate” (Gramophone)

Gustav Holst: Hymn of Jesus; Egdon Heath;
Perfect Fool (Ballet) Toccata for Piano
Welsh and English Folksongs & This I have Done…

BBC & London
Philharmonic Orchestras
Sir Adrian Boult
BBC Northern Singers
Stephen Wilkinson

Track Listing:

The Hymn of Jesus Op.37 (BBC Symphony & Chorus)
Perfect Fool Op.39
Egdon Heath Op.47 (London Philharmonic)

Toccata: Newburn Lads (Keith Swallow, piano)

English Folk Songs
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John
I sowed the Seeds of Love

I Love My Love

Welsh Folk Songs
The Lively Pair
Lisa Lan
My Sweetheart’s Like Venus
Adar Man y Mynydd 
Lliw Gwyn Rhosyn yr Haf 
The First Love
Green Grass
Awake Awake 
The Dove
O ’twas on a Monday Morning

This Have I Done for My True Love
(Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day)